<a href="http://janemerrick.independentminds.livejournal.com/2069.html">Jane Merrick: Brown's Groove Armada sails into the eye of the recession</a>

Gordon Brown, accompanied by the cheery Phil Redmond and, sporting a new pair of glasses*, Andy Burnham, took a trip through Liverpool's Albert Dock on a pleasure boat named Groove Armada today to highlight the city's regeneration. If you don't have Groove Armada on your iPod (does the PM?), they are a dance duo who had their first hit in 1997 but have recently faded in popularity and have begun to re-release old hits. Ahem.